Soumya Choudhury, MD, is a family medicine physician at Valley Family Medicine. She was born in India and moved to the United States with her family when she was very young, settling in Bellevue, Washington. Growing up as the daughter of two physicians, she learned the value of hard work and giving back to others at an early age. She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in cognitive science and volunteered teaching health workshops in local high schools. After college, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps member helping older adults at a day health center and another year working for the nonprofit Project Access Northwest in Seattle. These experiences helped her realize how much she cares about other’s health, and she decided to pursue medical school.
Dr. Choudhury chose family medicine for several reasons. She values close relationships and, through her work, seeks to develop meaningful bonds with her patients over a lifetime. Additionally, her previous volunteer work helped her to understand the importance of social determinants of health, which are best addressed in primary care. Most of all, she hopes to keep her patients happy and healthy in the community, regardless of who they are, their age or background. She is thrilled to return to the Pacific Northwest and complete her training at Valley Medical Center. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, running, camping, swimming and biking. She also loves food, whether that means trying out a new restaurant or cooking at home with her partner.